Lawrence Fire Dept. responds to collapsed façade


Approximately 4:15 p.m. Dec. 11, a report came into Lawrence dispatch about a collapsed façade on a building which housed a Dollar General and an insurance firm at 8050 Pendleton Pike.

Although people were inside the building when it collapsed, Lawrence Fire Dept. Chief Dino Batalis said neither the people inside nor the responding firefighters were injured. Batalis said there was property damage to the structure, and three cars were damaged as well. Currently, there’s no estimate cost to the damage, and no apparent cause to the collapse.

Batalis said although investigators haven’t found a cause for the collapse yet, there were no vehicles that had driven into the building.